It's Time to get excited about the NEW YEAR!! And, of course to sit back and reflect on 2016! What better way than with your smile jar! I've been doing this tradition for 3 years now and I thought to share it with all of you! Scroll down to read more about the Smile Jar Tradition and download the smile jar labels you'll need to start yours January 1st!
So I'm big on making my own traditions and this is one I've been doing for a few years now that I've absolutely love! If you haven't heard of the Smile Jar then it's time to get acquainted with it and START it in 2017!
Have you ever had a day when everything went right? Had a major win and just couldn't stop yourself from smiling! Why not jot it down! The smile jar (or box) is a spot where each time you have an awesome win, BIG or small, you jot it down, date it and drop it in your smile jar!
It doesn't need to be anything especially specific, or special, just something that you know made you feel amazing, happy, excited, a winner or special on this day! Once you come home, you jot it down, and drop it into your smile jar. Allow them to accumulate over the year and on the last day of the year (or shortly before if you know you're going to be busy) you sit down and go through these fun little moments throughout your year that made you smile!
What's the Point?
The point is to remind you that know matter how you may be feeling or how you felt about your year, there were moments that made you smile and those are the moments are to be grateful for. You see we often get attached to big wins or losses in our lives but forget all the wonderful moments that we felt like we were on top of the world!
By doing this, you can always look and see how full your smile jar is and remember there's a LOT to be grateful for!
Why YOU should start your own Smile Jar?
It's a simple way to bring you right down to earth before the new year and to remind you that the smile stuff count too. That your year was awesome and that's all the reason you need to keep going! You did amazing things and can continue to do amazing things! The fun thing about this? This can be done at work! Or in a classroom, wherever you feel a friendly reminder to be grateful is needed!
How do you set up your own Smile Jar?!
1. Get a durable Box or Jar from your local dollar store. You can either cut a hole/slit in the top to slide your pieces of paper in or you can have a regular peanut jar like I have to keep your little notes secure.
2. Label your Jar/Box so everyone knows its purpose and does not discard it!
3. Get a small pad of paper and pen and set them and your jar down in an area you know you'll see when you come home!
4. Start Jotting down the little wins of 2017!
5. On the last day of the year or week of the year, go through your smile jar and reminisce!
Get Started & Download your Free Smile Jar Label Today!
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What A great tradition! I hope you decide to commit to this, there's no way you can lose!
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